Man accused of biting off part of another man’s ear in court Friday

CHICAGO — A homeless man accused of biting off part of another man's ear downtown is expected in court Friday.

Donnell Young, 53, is charged with one felony count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

Police said Young attacked a 51-year-old Art Institute employee Thursday morning after asking for a cigarette.

When the employee said he didn't have one, police said, Young punched the man and bit his left ear.

Young left the scene after the attack, but the victim took a picture of him with his cellphone.

Police found and arrested Young later Thursday afternoon.